How to make it

  • For the cake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. \
  • Spray two 8" cake pans with vegetable oil spray, line pans with parchment paper or wax paper, and spray paper with vegetable oil spray.
  • Heat water in microwave on full power for one minute.
  • Add gelatin to hot water and stir until dissolved.
  • Refrigerate for 10 minutes. In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, combine cake mix, cooled gelatin, eggs, and applesauce.
  • Mix on low for 30 seconds and then beat on medium speed for two minutes.
  • Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
  • Cool cakes in pans for 15 minutes, remove cakes from pans, and cool completely on rack.
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  • To make filling, cream together cream cheese and sugar.
  • Add pineapple, orange juice, and pudding mix; mix on low speed.
  • Fold in whipped topping until well blended.
  • Use mixture as a filling between layers and as icing on top and sides of cake. Refrigerate cake before serving.
  • Makes 12 servings.
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  • Note: If orange cake mix is unavailable use yellow cake mix and add 1 tsp orange extract to applesauce.
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  • 395 calories and 7 fat grams per serving.

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